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AHAA - agile, hybrid assessment method for automotive, safety critical SMEs

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dc.contributor.author Mc Caffery, Fergal
dc.contributor.author Pikkarainen, Minna
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Ita
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-16T13:15:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-16T13:15:56Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/234
dc.description Peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract The need for software is increasingly growing in the automotive industry. Software development projects are, however, often troubled by time and budget overruns, resulting in systems that do not fulfill customer requirements. Both research and industry lack strategies to combine reducing the long software development lifecycles (as required by time-to-market demands) with increasing the quality of the software developed. Software process improvement (SPI) provides the first step in the move towards software quality, and assessments are a vital part of this process. Unfortunately, software process assessments are often expensive and time consuming. Additionally, they often provide companies with a long list of issues without providing realistic suggestions. The goal of this paper is to describe a new low-overhead assessment method that has been designed specifically for small-to-medium-sized (SMEs) organisations wishing to be automotive software suppliers. This assessment method integrates the structured-ness of the plan-driven SPI models of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and Automotive SPICE with the flexibleness of agile practices. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery New York, USA en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Conference on Software Engineering Proceedings of the 30th international conference on Software engineering;pp. 551-560
dc.subject software process improvement
dc.subject agile practices
dc.subject CMMI
dc.subject automotive SPICE
dc.subject assessment methods
dc.subject safety-critical
dc.title AHAA - agile, hybrid assessment method for automotive, safety critical SMEs en
dc.type Article en
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.identifier.local 09LERO028
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.contributor.sponsor Global Software Development in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (GSD for SMEs)
dc.contributor.sponsor ITEA Flexi project
dc.contributor.sponsor Technical Research Centre of Finland
dc.contributor.sponsor TEKES
dc.contributor.sponsor Nokia Foundation in Finland as a part of VTT,
dc.relation.projectid (GDS for SMEs) 03/IN3/1408C
dc.relation.projectid 07/SK/I1299
dc.internal.authorcontactother ita.richardson@lero.ie
dc.internal.authorcontactother fergal.mccaffery@dkit.ie

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